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Archaeological finds of clay tobacco pipes from the Collection of the Zadar National Museum

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  • Duhan
  • Keramičke Lule
  • Zadar
  • Tobacco
  • Clay Pipes
  • Zadar
  • Archaeology


The paper presents a review of the issues connected to the clay tobacco pipes discovered in the archaeological excavations of the old city core of Zadar, kept today in the Zadar National Museum, in the Zadar City Museum Department. The Museum holdings contain fourteen pipes that belong to the western and eastern types. While the western type is represented by one piece only, the pipes of the eastern or Mediterranean type are much more numerous within this collection, and they include various subgroups in terms of their origin from different workshops. For instance, within this type we find Italian pipes of the Chioggia type and wheel-thrown pipes as well as pipes of Austro-Hungarian, Turkish and Zelovo origin. All analyzed finds of clay pipes belong to the period from the mid-17th to the end of the 19th century.

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